Li Shang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.
Li Shang
General and Minister of the Western Han dynasty
Born (unknown)
Died 180 BC
Traditional Chinese 酈商
Simplified Chinese 郦商
Pinyin Lì Shāng
Wade–Giles Li Shang

Li Shang (died 180 BC) was a general and minister of the very early Western Han dynasty. He was the brother of Li Yiji, an advisor to Liu Bang, the founding emperor of the Han dynasty.[1] He was enfeoffed at Quzhou and awarded the noble title "Marquis of Quzhou" (曲周侯).[2] Li Shang is generally revered as the founding ancestor of the Li ((郦) surname.[2][3]


  1. "Li Shang". Chinaknowledge. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
  2. 1 2 郦姓探源 [Origin of the Li surname] (in Chinese). Government of Henan. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
  3. [Li] (in Chinese). Shangyu City Library. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
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